GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Most of us can’t get the day going without our morning coffee.
But have you ever considered if your java habit could be good or bad for your bones?
A recent study looked at coffee and its relationship to bone health.
The study, which looked at data on 564 people, found people who habitually drank coffee had higher bone mass density than non-coffee drinkers.
“Three metabolites, in particular, were associated with an increase in bone density in the population, and also, a decrease in the risk of fracture,” said Chad Deal, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, who did not take part in the study.
Dr. Deal said the relationship between coffee and bone health has been studied before, and the results have been conflicting.
Previous research has shown that the more caffeine a person drinks, the more calcium is excreted from the body. And since the main mineral component in bone is calcium, he said this could potentially create a calcium imbalance and inhibit bone formation.